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Beta blockers, dapsone, and tramadol are some of the drugs that are known to interact with chloroquine. Some of these reactions can affect the level of the medications in the blood and increase your risk of potentially dangerous side effects. To minimize complications, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medications before starting treatment with chloroquine.

An Overview of Chloroquine Interactions

Chloroquine phosphate (Aralen®) is a prescription medication licensed to prevent and to treat malaria infections. It is also used to treat a parasite infection called amebiasis. Chloroquine may react with many other medications.
 
Some of the drugs that can lead to an interaction with chloroquine include:
 
 
  • Certain parasitic medications, such as:
     
    • Albendazole (Albenza®)
    • Mebendazole (Vermox®)
    • Praziquantel (Biltricide®)
    • Thiabendazole (Mintezol®)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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